Shirley F. Marshall Card, 90: 31-year teaching career

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BOWDOIN — Shirley F. Marshall Card, 90, died Nov. 19 at the Hospice House of Auburn.

A longtime resident of Bowdoin, she was born June 9, 1920, in Gardiner, the daughter of Mason and Carmalene Rogers Marshall.

In 1940 she married Robert T. Card.

After she graduated from Brunswick High School in 1937, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Maine, Orono, and her master’s degree from Gorham State Teacher’s College.

She taught fifth and sixth grade at Bowdoin Center School before teaching math for 31 years at Mt. Ararat Middle School, from 1957 to 1988.

She was predeceased by her husband Robert in 1986, a sister, Barbara Marshall, a brother, Harold Marshall, a son, Clifford Card, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Pennell Card and a granddaughter, Becky Card Duval.

Survivors are three children: a son, Wendall Card Sr., and his wife Sherry of Bowdoin, Carlene F. Card and her husband Granville of Lisbon, Glenice Pomerleau Nurse and her husband Bob of Bowdoin; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held earlier this week.

Arrangements are by Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal St., Brunswick.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice House, 236 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210.

A tribute of her life may be viewed and condolences may be expressed at

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